Nicole Mihalko lived in Trumbull, Connecticut when September 11th, occurred. She was in 6th grade and an announcement was made over the loud speaker alerting all of the students what had just happened. Nicole was nervous because her aunt was actually on a plane around that time and she was worried something happened. When she arrived home, she learned that her auntâs plane was safely grounded and she was alright. Although she was in 6th grade, she had a pretty clear understanding of what happened. Her parents explained to her that the people who attacked the Twin Towers were bad people. Nicole believes this event brought everybody throughout the United States closer together.